Counselor in Training – CIT (Approval Required)

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Ages 15-17

Approval is required prior to registration of Counselor in Training (CIT) participants.  Applications must be submitted to the summer camp director.  Applicants must have completed the Leaders in Training Program and be invited to apply by the Summer Camp Director, OR be 16 years old and completed an application.

Download CIT Application here»

The two week CIT program is intended for teens who aspire to be a camp counselor or work with children in the future. During their first week, CIT campers spend their days learning the ins and outs of working with children in a camp setting. In their second week, CIT’s are assigned to a cabin and get to practice being a counselor under the supervision of current counselors.

CIT’s receive training on topics such as building appropriate relationships with campers, being a positive role model, teaching/creating activities and games, and giving positive guidance during their first week.

CIT’s will spend their second week as an integral part of their cabin group, participating in the daily schedule and assisting counselors with all aspects of the camp. Follow up meetings with CIT leaders assists in processing leadership experiences and allows for CIT’s to receive feedback concerning their strengths and areas for growth.

  • CIT’s stay in gender specific rustic platform tents the first week.
  • CIT’s remain at camp for the weekend between their two week session.
  • CIT’s that receive a leader recommendation may be invited to apply for a volunteer Junior Counselor position next summer.

Have a question? We are happy to help!
Contact our Camp Registrar, Shana Lenzi-Steiger:
shana.steiger@ymcatvidaho.org
(208) 344-5502 ext 250